Before stumbling across Burning Questions I have to admit I wasn’t that familiar with New York-based designer James Victore’s impressive repertoire. His talents and projects span the creative disciplines making him part designer, part activist, part curator, part motivational speaker and (in this case) part agony aunt.
Now that I am more versed in Victore, I’m completely besotted and his weekly YouTube featurette is my most regular vice. Honest and straight-forward, Burning Questions is released every Tuesday, and takes the form of a lo-fi, candid shot of James himself answering a question sent in from one of his fans in typically honest and disarming fashion.
Topics range from How to Stay Motivated to How to Change the World, and everything else a conscious creative might consider during their careers. I for one am hooked, and I dare you to watch one of these and not subscribe. It’s summed up best by James himself: “What you don’t want to hear in a way you want to hear it.”
- “An endless love story”: Claudine Doury returns to the Amur River to photograph its people
- Peter Millard gives a humorous account of his journey so far
- “They’re the only things I would save in a fire”: A peak inside Hattie Stewart’s marvellous sketch books
- Illustrator Katy Stubbs on moulding her dishy stories out of clay
- Tom Noon on his musical, spontaneous and illustrative approach to graphic design
- Nazif Lopulissa rethinks the shapes and forms of the children’s playground
- “We want to challenge and disturb the audience”: meet graphic design studio Alliage
- Matt Willey leaves The New York Times Magazine and joins Pentagram
- Ikki Kobayashi’s new series investigates the tension between shapes and negative space
- “Perfectly beautiful things don’t attract me”: Heesun Seo on her nontraditional practice
- The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 makes a statement about peace and communication
- Moleskine’s digital notebook and a visual inventory of Earth win Apple's Apps of the Year